Banking Division

We are a premier investment and corporate bank dedicated to delivering innovative capital markets and advisory solutions to corporations, institutional investors and private equity clients throughout the Americas.

Our deep industry expertise, value-added ideas and best-in-class execution have made us a trusted partner to our clients. To meet our clients’ financial and strategic objectives, we deploy a holistic approach to providing solutions across investment banking, corporate banking, capital markets, structured finance and M&A advisory.

Our purpose

In partnership with clients, we embrace a knowledge-driven, solutions-based approach that uncovers just-emerging macro trends and opportunities that will fuel investment and innovation in the years ahead. We invite clients into our thinking process, forming collaborative teams to craft solutions that best serve their strategic objectives. Our diverse culture amplifies our expertise, ensuring we provide clients the best-informed advice.

Our approach and actions are underpinned by our core values:

Michal Katz

Michal Katz

Head of Investment and Corporate Banking

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"Our purpose is to serve our clients and our people with unwavering passion and unmatched skills to deliver superior value."

Our strengths

Mizuho's global scale, world-class capabilities and deep well of knowledge and expertise enable us to serve clients in ways that few banks can match.

Our expertise

With more than 920 bankers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Mizuho provides innovative financial solutions and strategic advice to large corporations, institutional investors and private equity throughout the Americas. Our Banking Group comprises 9 industry groups as well as dedicated product teams:

Debt Capital Markets

Investment Grade Bonds
Investment Grade Loans
Sustainable Finance
Private Placement
Asset-Backed Securities
Commercial Paper

Leveraged Finance

Leveraged Loans
High Yield Bonds
Acquisition & LBO Financing
Asset Based Loans (ABLs)
Direct Lending Advisory

Equity Capital Markets

IPO and Follow-On Issuance
Equity Derivatives
Margin Loans
Share Repurchase
Equity Private Placements

Strategic Solutions

Structured Financing Solutions
Mergers and Acquisition Advisory
Risk Management and Hedging Solutions
Ratings Advisory
Working Capital Solutions

Risk Solutions

Interest-rate hedging
Foreign-exchange hedging
Deal-contingent hedging

Corporate Banking

Corporate Lending
Bridge Loans
Non-Recourse Lending
Subscription Lines
Asset Based Lending
Reserve-Based Lending
Lease Finance
Project Finance
Trade Finance and Supply Chain Facilities
Japanese Corporate Finance


Our culture

Mizuho’s series Intellectual Curiosity explores the culture and environment of Mizuho and what differentiates us as a place to work.  Hear more about our flat organizational structure, our exciting growth, culture of entrepreneurship and how we see beyond the obvious.

Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative structure


Cross-border partnerships and being a differentiator

Gaining skills and moving to the next level


Mizuho's presence in Latin America

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